Cameron Robertson will give a talk about the Photo Centre Collection, now held by the Record Office, for the Berwick upon Tweed History Society. It will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19th December 2018 in the Parish Centre (Parade, Berwick). Admission charge for non-members of the Society (£2).
When David Smith began his photo news agency in Berwick in 1951, demand for his work came thick and fast at a local and national level. An experienced journalist with a keen eye for a story, he captured a wide range of subjects, from a visiting celebrity to a runaway circus elephant, not to mention a host of wedding and portrait commissions. As the business expanded, Smith opened the Photo Centre on Bridge Street and was joined by his son Ian and a team of staff photographers. On Ian Smith’s retirement in 2012, the business’ archive represented a remarkable record of the town and its people and was acquired by the Berwick Record Office.